Travel Trivia

How Many Americans Take A Gap Year?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Spend any time on the road and you’re more likely than not going to run into a young Australian or a Brit in the midst of a gap year. For many Americans, the gap year itself is a foreign concept (my guess is most Americans don’t even know what it means), but for those who […]

Who’s The Most Traveled Person In The World?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

You think you’ve got a pretty respectable travel resume? Been to some pretty isolated villages in Laos, seen some very off-the-beaten-path spots in Bolivia, ran into unknown tribes in Kenya? Turns out, you’ve got nothing on this guy. Meet the world’s most traveled man, Charles A. Valey of San Francisco, who has been to 94% […]

How Did Airports Get Those Three-Letter Codes?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Every find yourself flying out of PEE (Russia’s Bolshoye Savino Airport),  POO (Brazil’s Poco De Caldas Airport) or FAT (Fresno, California) and wonder how in the world these airports were assigned those initials? Well, as usual, blame Canada. As this ABC News article explains, turns out the Montreal-based International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in […]

How Many Days Can I Travel On $1,000? (Your Guide To The Cheapest Countries To Travel)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A few months ago I wrote about this chart on Rough Guides’ web site calculating how many days you can travel with $1,000 in various countries around the world. Ahead of the upcoming publishing phenomena, otherwise known as the book release of “The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World” (more on that to come), I decided […]

The Expeditioner’s Final Jeopardy Clue: Lists

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Our latest installment of  The Expeditioner’s Travel Final Jeopardy comes from the category of Lists. UNESCO recently decided to withdraw the Galapagos Islands, amid obvious controversy, from their list of “World Heritage Sites in Danger.” Without using any Google magic or the interweb, I present this final jeopardy clue: This is the number of properties […]

What Country Travels The Most? The Top 10

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

There are two things you can guarantee to see when you check into any hostel in the world: a sub-standard bathroom and a British backpacker. I’m not saying the two are in any way related, but any traveler who has spent any time on the road will tell you they’ve run into a Brit. Ask […]

A Look At The Top Ten Cheapest Cities In The World

Friday, April 30, 2010

Over at Matador, I caught an article digesting Xpatulator’s release of the top 282 cheapest cities in the world.  Apparently, this site takes 13 different categories — the cost of housing, groceries and recreation, etc. —  and ranks them all. Unlike so many other arbitrary “lists” floating around cyberspace, this one is a bit different. […]

It’s Travel Trivia Time!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Back by popular demand! TheExpeditioner, through our endless scouring of the internet, books and libraries across the globe, we bring you another round of travel trivia. Matt offered up this doozy earlier in the week, and sure got the better of me. Let’s see how TheExped readers do. Similar to our last trivia question, drop your guess […]

What Is The World’s Busiest Airport?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

There’s something about cruising up to the Jet Blue terminal on the very Disney-like monorail that is the AirTrain at JFK Airport here in New York that makes you feel like you were leaving one city and entering another. A very busy city, at that. Which made me wonder: What is the world’s busiest airport? […]

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